Shanghai held by Urawa
Shanghai — Hulk’s longrange strike wasn’t enough for Shanghai SIPG in a 1-1 draw with Urawa Reds of Japan in the first leg of their Asian Champions League semifinal on Wednesday.
Hulk, the Brazilian forward signed for around $60 million in 2016 by the big-spending Chinese club, scored his ninth goal of the tournament this year from 25 metres. Yosuke Kashiwagi equalized 13 minutes later to give 2007 champion Urawa a vital away goal.
The eventual winner will likely meet Al Hilal in the final. The Saudi Arabian team thrashed Persepolis of Iran 4-0 Tuesday. – AP